In mentioning how the archetypal faces were such a lure, Gene Palma came up. His slick, angular sideburns complemented the art deco decor of the Horn & Hardart on 57th Street which no longer had Automat machines. It was trying to serve in a more 'modern' way to keep up with the popularity of encroaching fast food establishments in Manhattan. They featured a grill for burgers and fries and had high tables with stools. Shortly after it closed it became a Burger King.
|Horn & Hardart 57th Street, NYC|